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#France

# france - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Watch: Didier Deschamps' half-time team talk at the World Cup final Rallying Cry This post contains videos

Watch: Didier Deschamps' half-time team talk at the World Cup final

The France manager gave a composed and measured speech in the dressing room before his went on to win the final.

# france - Monday 16 July, 2018

From The42 Pogba serenades Kanté after 500,000 welcome victorious French team on Champs-Elysees Deux Etoiles

Pogba serenades Kanté after 500,000 welcome victorious French team on Champs-Elysees

Flyovers, presidential welcomes and raucous fans amounted to a hero’s welcome for Les Bleus.

From The42 Neymar's theatrics and Brian Kerr's famous punditry - Our writers review the World Cup Assessment

Neymar's theatrics and Brian Kerr's famous punditry - Our writers review the World Cup

Our thoughts following a campaign which saw France come out on top as champions.

# france - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Celebrating World Cup fans block traffic on Dublin's O'Connell Bridge

There was a ‘celebratory’ mood as France and Croatia fans gathered.

From The42 World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes Target Man

World Cup winner Giroud ends tournament without a shot on target after 546 minutes

Olivier Giroud’s poor World Cup in front of goal continued in France’s 4-2 win against Croatia.

From The42 As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France vs Croatia, World Cup final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Croatia battled it out in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium for world football’s highest honour.

Poll: Will you watch the World Cup Final? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the World Cup Final?

Almost a million people tuned in to watch England in the semis this week.

# france - Friday 13 July, 2018

From The42 'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too' Confident

'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic is confident of his side’s chances in this weekend’s World Cup final against France.

# france - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

From The42 Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit Red DEvils

Martinez hails 'magnificent' Belgium effort despite World Cup semi-final exit

Despite a header from Samuel Umtiti sending France into the final, the Red Devils boss was happy with his team’s performance

From The42 As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: France vs Belgium, World Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as France and Belgium clashed in in Saint Petersburg for a place in the World Cup final.

From The42 After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard Les Bleus

After keeping Messi quiet, Deschamps backs Kante to shut down Hazard

The France coach believes that the Chelsea midfielder has had an excellent tournament to date and is “essential” to his plans.

# france - Friday 6 July, 2018

From The42 France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler Allez Allez

France through to World Cup semi-finals as Uruguay keeper Muslera commits howler

Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann were on the scoresheet for Les Bleus in Nizhny Novgorod.

From The42 As it happened: Uruguay v France, World Cup quarter-final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Uruguay v France, World Cup quarter-final

The first of the quarter-finals was down for decision, as Uruguay and France went head-to-head at the Nizhny Novgorod Arena.

# france - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

From The42 France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira Les Bleus

France will reach World Cup final after 'defining' Argentina win — Vieira

France great Patrick Vieira backed Didier Deschamps’ men to reach the World Cup final in Russia.

# france - Monday 2 July, 2018

Nearly 3,000 officers mobilised for manhunt after notorious criminal escapes Paris prison

With the help of accomplices, Redoine Faid made a daring escape from jail yesterday.

# france - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Notorious career thief escapes from Paris prison by helicopter

It was the second time Faid has pulled off a spectacular jailbreak – in 2013, he blasted his way out of a prison using dynamite.

Hundreds of nudists to descend on Paris for a spot of trampolining today

“It’s great. We no longer have to do this secretly or be clandestine anymore,” one of the nudists said.

# france - Saturday 30 June, 2018

From The42 Facing an uncertain future, Lionel Messi avoids media after Argentina crash out of World Cup Disappointment

Facing an uncertain future, Lionel Messi avoids media after Argentina crash out of World Cup

After suffering yet more international disappointment, Argentina captain Lionel Messi did not speak to the media.

From The42 'It's flattering to be compared to a great player like Pele, but he's in another category' Teenage Sensation

'It's flattering to be compared to a great player like Pele, but he's in another category'

Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager to score two goals in a World Cup game since Pele in 1958.

Banksy 'blitzes' Paris with graffiti murals commemorating 1968 student revolt

Stencilled images in the style of the mysterious British graffiti star began appearing on walls across the French capital last week.

From The42 Mbappe stars with a brilliant double as France dump Argentina out of the World Cup Knockout Stages

Mbappe stars with a brilliant double as France dump Argentina out of the World Cup

France booked their place in the last eight of the World Cup as they overcame Argentina in a seven-goal thriller in Kazan.

From The42 Maradona returns to health to watch France v Argentina Rollover

Maradona returns to health to watch France v Argentina

He’s back in the saddle.

From The42 As it happened: France vs Argentina, World Cup last-16 Liveblog

As it happened: France vs Argentina, World Cup last-16

We went minute-by-minute as France and Argentina met in the opening game of the knockout stages.

# france - Friday 29 June, 2018

Aer Lingus offers free flight swap to customers affected by French air traffic control strike this weekend

The offer is is for continental Europe flights due to take off this weekend.

From The42 'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash Warning

'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash

The Tottenham goalkeeper is aware the Argentina star has the ability to send Les Bleus out of the World Cup.

# france - Monday 25 June, 2018

France arrests 10 far-right suspects over alleged plot to attack Muslims

The suspects were being monitored by France’s DGSI intelligence agency.

# france - Saturday 23 June, 2018

From The42 'I think people are clutching at straws there:' Hansen dismissive as French dispute All-Blacks try No Sympathy

'I think people are clutching at straws there:' Hansen dismissive as French dispute All-Blacks try

France were not happy about Damian McKenzie’s try before half-time in their defeat to New Zealand.

Ryanair flights cancelled due to air traffic controller strike

Aer Lingus has also warned about potential disruptions to its flights this weekend.

# france - Friday 22 June, 2018

From The42 France hard done by? I can squeal about that too, says All Blacks boss C'est La Vie

France hard done by? I can squeal about that too, says All Blacks boss

Steve Hansen says it’s “pointless” to complain about refereeing decisions ahead of this weekend’s final Test.

# france - Thursday 21 June, 2018

From The42 All Blacks ring the changes as France drop Bastareaud for series finale Teamsheets

All Blacks ring the changes as France drop Bastareaud for series finale

After naming the same side for the first two Tests, Steve Hansen has shuffled his deck for Dunedin.

# france - Monday 18 June, 2018

From The42 Fall's red card rescinded after World Rugby acknowledges 'wrong' decision Free Fall

Fall's red card rescinded after World Rugby acknowledges 'wrong' decision

“Unlike the referee, we had the benefit of all the video footage, which showed various angles of the incident.”

From The42 Pogba: I'm the most criticised player in the world Not Happy

Pogba: I'm the most criticised player in the world

After helping France to a win over Australia, Paul Pogba said he was the most criticised player in the world.

# france - Saturday 16 June, 2018

From The42 All Blacks coach Hansen suggests rugby report system after Fall red card Leniency

All Blacks coach Hansen suggests rugby report system after Fall red card

Referee Angus Gardner sent the French fullback off in a decision which overshadowed this morning’s second Test.

From The42 Deflected Pogba effort delivers victory for stuttering French against Australia World Cup

Deflected Pogba effort delivers victory for stuttering French against Australia

Paul Pogba’s effort clipped an opponent and the bar before crossing the line to great French relief.

From The42 France limit damage against New Zealand after early red card Hard Fall

France limit damage against New Zealand after early red card

The All Blacks scored four tries against the 14 men, but wound up winning by just 13 points.

# france - Friday 15 June, 2018

Paris set to unveil bulletproof glass walls around Eiffel Tower

Metal barriers are also being installed as part of €35 million worth of security measures.

From The42 'If we do the same thing, we French get punished': Grosso on double skull fracture Injustice

'If we do the same thing, we French get punished': Grosso on double skull fracture

The winger was shocked that the referee did not take action against the All Black players who fractured his skull in the first Test.

# france - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

From The42 A warning, but no further sanction for New Zealand pair after Grosso clash Black Ops

A warning, but no further sanction for New Zealand pair after Grosso clash

The citing commissioner decided that Ofa Tu’ungafasi’s shoulder-leading tackle was “just short of” a red card.

# france - Monday 11 June, 2018

From The42 'Pogba performs best when he's angry': ex-World Cup winner wants passion from France star GET PUMPED

'Pogba performs best when he's angry': ex-World Cup winner wants passion from France star

Emmanuel Petit is looking for the Man United midfielder to do whatever it takes to play up to his true potential in Russia.

# france - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From The42 Barrett brothers to make All Blacks history as Parra set for first France cap since 2015 Starting XV

Barrett brothers to make All Blacks history as Parra set for first France cap since 2015

New Zealand host the French in Saturday’s first Test in Auckland.

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